When the EU’s new top brass take over in Brussels, they will inherit four overarching problem areas. Each will need to be carefully managed.
While investment in Hong Kong may not change rapidly, continued uncertainty will erode the foundations that have made Hong Kong special in the minds of global businesses.
It is argued that several Western states currently similarly engage in such warfare, but without fully admitting as much or effectively adjusting their strategies, doctrines and force structures.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has unveiled plans for an ambitious transformation of the country’s nuclear policy. Achieving this vision will require an updated regulatory framework to respond to new challenges.
The BJP is preparing for a third term. The Congress is still reeling from its loss of 2014.
Implementing an agreement on the denuclearization of North Korea will require a creatively designed verification scheme. The probabilistic approach to verification could be a solution to the need to design a credible, implementable agreement to which the United States and North Korea could agree.
A growing number of states are deploying advanced AI surveillance tools to monitor, track, and surveil citizens. Carnegie’s new index explores how different countries are going about this.
In light of big geopolitical changes, the EU has focused on improving its microlevel democracy support. But it most urgently needs a rethink at the macrolevel of its democracy strategy.
After Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990, it began rapidly expanding the public debt. This debt has exacerbated widening socioeconomic inequalities, now threatening the country’s stability.
Russia and India’s recent cluster of new agreements are a reminder of their special but limited relationship. Yet Washington’s diplomatic challenges with New Delhi hit far closer to home.
Motivating this renewed push for active defense is a growing recognition of the magnitude of the peril that cyberattacks present to the private sector, along with limits on the government’s ability to arrest its growth and bring the perpetrators to justice.
In the absence of well-organised political forces, it has been easy for the army to put itself in the driver’s seat.
The United States is in the midst of the most consequential rethinking of its foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Although Washington remains bitterly divided on most issues, there is a growing consensus that the era of engagement with China has come to an unceremonious close.
If more Palestinian citizens of Israel vote, an unprecedented coalition between Arab parties and the main Israeli opposition party could scupper state plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
During the recent protests in Moscow, a clash has been taking place between the two middle classes: one born of the market economy, and one for which the only possible social elevator is the state itself.
Historically, China has forged its own distinctive foreign aid practices. In March 2018, Beijing established the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) to integrate and streamline its development aid programs.
The departure of John Bolton, President Trump’s third national security adviser, injects still more volatility into U.S. foreign policy, and the choice of his successor has profound implications for U.S. national security interests.
The special and privileged strategic partnership between India and Russia now spans across both Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific.
Strong data encryption thwarts criminals and preserves privacy. At the same time, it complicates law enforcement investigations. A Carnegie working group looks to move the debate forward.
The system for launching a nuclear strike in response to an enemy attack is fraught and risky. A delayed response option would make everyone safer.